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Blinded By the Light

Blinded By the Light

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Blinded by the Light is a joyful story of courage, love, hope, family and the unique ability of music to lift the human spirit. The film tells the story of Javed (Viveik Kalra), a British teen of Pakistani descent growing up in the town of Luton, England, in 1987. Amidst the racial and economic turmoil of the times, he writes poetry as a means to escape the intolerance of his hometown and the inflexibility of his traditional father (Kulvinder Ghir). But when a classmate (Aaron Phagura) introduces him to the music of Bruce Springsteen, Javed sees parallels to his working-class life in the powerful lyrics. As Javed discovers a cathartic outlet for his own pent-up dreams, he also begins to find the courage to express himself in his own unique voice.

Inspired by a true story, based on Sarfraz Manzoor's acclaimed memoir Greetings from Bury Park: Race, Religion and Rock N' Roll, Blinded by the Light was directed by Gurinder Chadha from a screenplay written by Manzoor, Chadha and Paul Mayeda Berges.

Film Facts
Running Time
118
Genre
Comedy
Drama
Foreign
Biography
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Starring
Viveik Kalra
Aaron Phagura
Nell Williams
Rob Brydon
Kulvinder Ghir
Hayley Atwell
Sally Phillips
Meera Ganatra
Directed by
Gurinder Chadha
Written by
Gurinder Chadha
Paul Mayeda Berges
Sarfraz Manzoor
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